Genesis Counseling Center
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Insights for Recovery

Planning for ongoing recovery

For Children …

Stages of the Healing Process for trauma:


Counseling intervention for victims of trauma can be the healing bridge from unspeakable pain to hope.  The victim of trauma has been forced to look evil in the eye, and the prepared counselor will represent the first glimpse back to sanity in human form.  The counselor can point out the way to hope for the future. 

Soul Care:

Isaiah 53:4-6
Psalm 91:1, 4
Mark 4:35-41 
Mark 13:2-11
John 16:33
I John 5:19-20
Isaiah 45:2-3


AACC’s Stress and Trauma Care training program. (2009).  Forest, VA: American Association of Christian Counselors.

Borja, S. E., Callahan, J. L., Long, P. J. (2006).  Positive and negative adjustment and social support for sexual assault survivors.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19:6, 905-914.

Chopko, B. A. and Schwartz, R. C. (2009).  The relation between mindfulness and posttraumatic growth: A study of first responders to trauma-inducing incidents.  Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 31: 4, 363-376.

Foa, E. B., Keane, T. M. and Friedman (2000). Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Langberg, Diane (1999).  On the Threshold of Hope. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

Tedeschi, R. G., Calhoun, L. G. (2004).  Posttraumatic growth: Conceptual foundations and empirical evidence.  Psychological Inquiry, 15, 1-18.

The information above represents excerpts from a presentation by Dr. Trina Young, Psy.D./LCP